Spanish High Speed Rail Control Contract Won by Bombardier-Alstom-Indra Consortium

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A consortium of Bombardier, Alstom and Indra won a contract to supply maintenance services and signalling systems to the high-speed section of the Madrid-Lisbon railway in Spain. Awarded by the Administrator of Railway Infrastructure (ADIF) in Spain, the contract is worth 164m.

The consortium will be led by Bombardier to deliver the design, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of the communication and signalling systems. It will include the installation of a European Rail Traffic Management System Level 2 on two sections the Plasencia-Cceres and Cceres-Badajoz a 164km part of the line.

The contract covers a 20 year maintenance regime which will begin at the end of the first phase of the signalling system delivery. Bombardier intend to implement the radio-based Bombardier Interflo 450 ERTMS Level 2 for the whole line. Alstom will be responsible for the electronic interlocking system to supply the line with their Smartlock 300 solution, and Indra will install their Spanish Automatic Train Protection system.

Bombardiers share of the contract is approximately 177m, Alstoms share is 62m and Indras is 25m.

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